Author Archives: MCWriTers

About MCWriTers

Kate Flora is the author or co-author of fifteen books, including her Joe Burgess police procedural series, her Thea Kozak series, two true crimes, a stand-alone suspense and a memoir, as well as many short stories. Her books have been Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Derringer finalists. She’s twice won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction and won the 2015 Public Safety Writers Association award for nonfiction. She divides her time between Maine and Massachusetts. Flora is a former international president of Sisters in Crime.

Tools of the Trade

Jessie: Peering out my office window over a sun-blotting snowbank. One of the many pleasures of being a writer is a sort of carte blanche regarding  stationary supplies. During difficult days spent staring at a blank page I sometimes wonder … Continue reading

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Boring Can Be Bliss!

Dorothy Cannell: My husband Julian and I have taken to drink. Well, somewhat truish. At Christmas time I usually make hot wine punch, mostly because it makes the house smell nice, but this time, either because it tasted better than usual … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

Kate Flora: When I was working on my last Joe Burgess, Led Astray, I noticed that I was using the weather, in particular the mysterious qualities of fog, and the discouraging chill and damp of a string of gray Maine … Continue reading

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Bright Lights! Red Carpet!

By Brenda Buchanan Nine wonderful actors brought the work of five Maine crime writers to life Monday night in front of a nearly-full house at Portland Stage Company. It was an absolute blast, the tonic we all needed on a cold … Continue reading

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Another Malden Man Update

Kate Flora again. Forgot, when filling in for Dorothy, that I was supposed to blog today. So, being pressed for time, I am revisiting an earlier post on the life of Malden Man, with some updates on his current behaviors. … Continue reading

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